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What does Von mean?

Von Pronunciation of Von [von] as a boys' name is pronounced von. It is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Von is "hope". Also a respelling of the Dutch-derived Van.

Associated with: norse.


Von has 3 variants: Vondell, Vonn and Vontell.

Related boy names: Davon and Vaughn.

1 more alternative form via Van: Vann.

Creative forms:
(male) Vaun, Venn, ..

(female) Vona, ..

Middle name pairings:
Von Nixon (V.N.), ..

How popular is Von?

Von is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1162 out of 1220, Top 95%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#55732 out of 150436, Top 37%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Von entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its top rank of #794 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Von name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Von outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Davon (#1153 in recent rankings), Van (#826), Vann and Vaughn (#886) are the popular varying forms of Von. Usage of these relations of Von was well-received among parents in the year 1994 and is almost as widespread today, but with the version Davon becoming less fashionable. Vaughn is the most chic boy name in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Von, Davon, Van, Vann, Vaughn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Von and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Von is alike in pronunciation to Vane and Vin. Other suggested similar names are Con, Don, Eon, Ion, Jon, Lon, Ron and Ton. These names tend to be less frequently used than Von.

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